fiat 600 60th anniversary concept: a tribute to dante giacosa
all images courtesy of david obendorfer
the 1955 fiat 600 is one of the most important icons of the italian economic boom. this is probably the first world car of the history. in addition to the company’s main production plants in turin, the automobile was assembled in argentina, chile, uruguay, colombia, and germany, with the seats brand in spain and by the ex-yugoslav zastava.
original 1955 fiat 600
video courtesy of david obendorfer
the ‘fiat 600 60th anniversary concept’ by david obendorfer reinterprets the historical model designed by dante giacosa, but it is not only an up-to-date stylistic transcript: it is the answer to the question ‘what would be the 600 today?’. a compact, five-door hatchback, positioned in the B-segment, a little over 4 meters in length and designed to accommodate five passengers with luggage. the front with the three horizontal chrome strips, the daytime running lights positioned on the bonnet, and the evocative shape of the rear fender are clearly influenced by the 600 first series.
6oo abarth concept in black
car from above
family-friendly 5-door chasis
high performance abarth version influenced by the early 50’s sports cars of the italian tuning company
5-door sedan with retro-styled front door handles and hidden rear door handles
(left) concept sketches
(right) technical drawings of 4-meter long subcompact hatchback